As it happened: Delhi Dynamos 1 - 2 ATK

Goals from Balwant Singh and El Maimouni give ATK the three points and the first win of the season.

Balwant Singh curls one in to give ATK the lead against Delhi Dynamos.   -  Sportzpics

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE updates of the Indian Super League (ISL) match between Delhi Dynamos FC and ATK.

 

FULL TIME | Delhi Dynamos 1 - 2 ATK

The team from Kolkata finally gets its season off the mark with its first win. Goals from Balwant Singh and El Maimouni, sandwiched by Pronay Halder's equaliser, give ATK the much-needed three points.

90+2' Everton Santos wins the ball in a dangerous area but his pass intended for Jayesh Rane is over hit.

90' Four minutes of time added on.

88' Change for ATK now, which also brings off its captain. Bikey replaces Lanzarote.

87' Change for Delhi. Seiminmang Manchong replaces the captain and goal scorer Pritam Kotal.

86' Everton Santos brings down Narayan Das and Delhi has a freekick in a dangerous position, which comes to nothing.

85' GOAAAAAAAAL! El Maimouni Noussair, who just came on, gives ATK the lead again! El Maimouni Noussair starts a brilliant counter-attack and finishes it. Jayesh Rane runs ahead on the right before cutting back and finding Noussair who makes no mistake.

82' Second change for ATK. Kalu Uche makes way for El Maimouni Noussair.

80' Lamzarote with a good pass to Jayesh Rane but Carmona does well to track his run and prevent him going one-on-one with the keeper.

77' Balwant Singh gets into the Delhi box, cuts back on to his right foot and shoots wide of the goal.

76' Carmona has had a positive impact on this game. Has found space to pull the strings in the Delhi midfield.

75' Kaludjerovic tries to dribble past the ATK defence but Gerson blocks his progress.

73' Carmona with a fantastic through ball, slicing open the ATK defence but Arindam is quickly off his line to claim it.

72' There was late winner in this fixture last year. Will we see a repeat tonight?

70' First change for ATK. 18-year-old Komal Thatal is replaced by Jayesh Rane.

67' Lanzarote looks for Komal with a pass over Delhi defence, but it is slightly over hit. Easily gathered by Dorronsoro. 

Possession: Delhi Dynamos 57%, ATK 43%

Successful Passes: Delhi Dynamos - 225 (of 326), ATK - 139 (of 222)

Passing accuracy: Delhi Dynamos 73%, ATK 63%

 

65' Second change for Delhi. Romeo Fernandes comes on for Nandhakumar Sekar.

64' Mihelic with a corner for Delhi. Arindam comes out to claim it but it just beyond his reach. The ball then falls to Chhangte, whose shot is well saved by a diving Arindam.

61' Substitution for Delhi Dynamos. Shubham Sarangi is replaced by Adria Carmona, who makes his Dynamos debut. 

57' Lanzarote gives away a freekick in a good position. Rene takes it and his shot sails well over the goal.

54' GOAAAAL! Pritam Kotal levels things at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium! Delhi with a corner but Pronay Halder heads the set piece out for another corner. The following corner is headed in by Pritam Kotal, after Nandhakumar headed the ball across the box.

53' Uche is at center of things now. He pops up on the left wing and wins possession. He passes to Lanzarote, whose return ball is well behind his teammate.

52' Uche with the ball this time but is correctly flagged offside.

50' Komal Thatal with a mazy run to get being the Delhi defence on the right but his ball intended for Uche is well intercepted.

50' Delhi has started this half with some urgency.

49' Chhangte with a good run down the left wing but his ball into the box is cleared before it reaches a teammate.

48' Shubham Sarangi gets the ball outside the ATK box. He turns and takes a quick shot, which is deflected out for a corner by John Johnson. From the following corner, Pritam Kotal sees his headed go just over the bar.

 

46' Delhi gets the second half underway.  No substitutions and no visible change in formations for either side.

HALF TIME A well-time curler from Balwant Singh sees ATK take the lead going into the break. Delhi had upped its game after conceding but couldn't find an equaliser in this half.  We'll be back in 15 minutes for the second half.

45' + 2' ATK is ending the half on the front foot. Couple of good attacks has Delhi on the backfoot.

45' Two minutes of time has been added.

45' Good run by Komal Thatal on the right but his cross is punched clear by Dorronosoro.

43' Good play by Chhangte but ATK crowd him out of possession.

41' Delhi Dynamos has had 55% of the possession in this half, most of it coming after ATK took the lead.

39' Stephen Constantine is in attendance tonight, taking notes.

39' Kalu Uche with a speculative shot from outside the box but it is well blocked by Rana.

35' Ouch! A clash leaves Everton Santos on the floor clutching his leg. After a little treatment, he seems alright to carry on. Incidentally, Everton was last season's most fouled player.

34' Mihelic with a good ball over the ATK defence looking for Pritam Kotal but Balwant Singh tracks back well and heads it clear.

33' Kalu Uche wins a freekick well inside his half and that helps ATK get back the possession and slow the pace of the game a little.

31' Shubham Sarangi tries his luck from distance but the ball goes well off target.

27' Rene with a wonderful chip over the ATK defence but Nandhakumar is flagged offside. He disagrees with that call but the replays show that the lines-man was right.  ATK's high defensive line has helped them on multiple occassions. The Delhi attackers need to time their runs better.

26' Good pressure from Mihelic to win the ball high up the pitch on the right win. Ricky was alert though and he gets in a good tackle to clear to any potential danger. 

25' Delhi has upped the pace of this game, understandably. has kept possession of the ball a lot since the goal but the Johnson-led ATK defence is holding fort.

23' Chhangte runs at Khongjee but the defender stands tall and blocks him. Delhi has a corner, which ATK cleares well.

20' GOAAAAAAL! Balwant Singh gives ATK the lead! Lanzarote picks out Balwant Singh on the left corner of the Delhi box. He cuts on to his right foot and curls the ball in into the top right corner, just beyond Dorronosoro's reach.

18' John Johnson with some good blocks and interceptions in the opening minutes.

16' Uche twists and turns and finds space to take a shot but Dorronosoro dives well and pulls off a one-handed save, before it is cleared. That chance came from a bad pass from the keeper but he redeemed himself with that save.

 

15' It has been a lively opening fifteen minutes. Both teams have shown good attacking play. We haven't seen a 0-0 draw in this edition of the ISL and the opening minutes indicate that that stat isn't changing tonight.

10' Another freekick for ATK and this one almost saw it take the lead. Lanzarote's ball is headed towards goal by Kalu Uche but Dorronosoro gathers on the line.

 

9' Manuel Lanzarote pass takes a deflection but falls to Pronay Halder inside the ATK box but his shot is blocked by Shubham Sarangi.

STAT Delhi Dynamos has scored in its last 12 matches - an ISL record.

8' Ricky's pass almost falls short in the midfield and ATK could have had a counter attack but Johnson is there to clear things.

6' ATK has control of the game in the opening minutes. Delhi is holding fort, for now.

4' A good ball down the left wing isn't cleared well by Narayan Das, which falls to Komal but Delhi's defence handles the danger.

2' Manuel Lanzarote with an early freekick. It is aimed at John Johnson but Dorronsoro is there to clear away with ease.

1' ATK get things underway at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The home team is in its white kit while ATK is in white.

• The national anthem is done and we are minutes away from kickoff.

• Marti Crespi is making his Indian Super League debut tonight, while Kalu Uche is back in Delhi to face his former team.

TEAM NEWS

Delhi Dynamos FC: Francisco Dorronsoro (GK), Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rene Mihelic, Shubham Sarangi, Vinit Rai, Pritam Kotal (C), Narayan Das, Nandhakumar Sekar, Marti Crespi, Rana Gharami, Andrija Kaludjerovic

Substitutes: Adria Carmona, Romeo Fernandes, Siam Hanghal, Albino Gomes, Seiminmang Manchong, Mohammad Dhot, Pradeep Mohanraj

ATK: Arindam Bhattacharja (GK), Aiborlang Khongjee, Gerson Vieira, John Johnson, Ricky Lallawmawma, Everton Santos, Kalu Uche, Komal Thatal, Manuel Lanzarote (C), Balwant Singh, Pronay Halder

Substitutes: Cavin Lobo, El Maimouni Noussair, Hitesh Sharma, Jayesh Rane, Debjit Majumder, Andre Bikey, Ankit Mukherjee

Back in action after a fortnight break, Delhi Dynamos will be looking to increase the pressure on a struggling ATK and get its first win of the season when the two teams clash.

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